Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization that provides inner-city schools with quality music programs. ETM forms long-term partnerships with both public and private schools, helping them to provide comprehensive, sequential music and arts instruction to all students. We help schools integrate arts and academic curricula to enhance learning in both areas.
ETM is now reviewing applications for August 2014 teaching positions.
Successful candidates will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of their program and make it an indispensable part of their school's culture and identity. Applicants should possess a BA or Master's in Music, Education, or Fine Arts (Music Education a plus). Previous classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. ETM welcomes applicants who hold or are pursuing certification, and seeks placements that will support the career advancement of certified teachers. NOTE: Individuals who do not currently hold 'eligible' status for classroom teaching from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) will be asked to undergo a fingerprinting and background check by the NYC DOE PETS system. Only those cleared by the DOE who receive 'eligible' status are eligible for hire by ETM.
Job responsibilities include acting as school music faculty, coordination and development of the in-school music program with program staff, and producing two all-school concerts each year.
Each music teacher's program is designed in consultation with ETM Program Staff and based on ETM's curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development and training.
All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.
General Music (Choral/Band) - Our General Music/Band teachers typically teach 3 days of general music and 2 days of band. In addition to the general music responsibilities as outlined above, woodwinds, brass, and percussion are taught to beginning band students in grades 5 through 8. Band is an elective, not required, and all 5th - 8th grade student are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Small group pull-out lessons and full rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable running rehearsals with 50-90 students. Band rehearsals will take place 2 to 3 times per week before or after school, while each participant will have one small group pull-out lesson per week during the school day on a rotating basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. Click here to apply for this position.
General Music (Choral/String Orchestra) - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - Our General Music/String Orchestra teachers typically teach 3 days of general music and 2 days of String Orchestra. In addition to the general music responsibilities as outlined above, our orchestra teachers are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, not required, and all students in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Small group pull-out lessons and full rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable running rehearsals with 50-90 students. Orchestra rehearsals will take place 2 to 3 times per week before or after school, while each participant will have one small group pull-out lesson per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. Click here to apply for this position.
Program Staff/Field Supervisor - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - ETM program staff report to the Director of Programs and assist in managing on-going program initiatives to ensure successful implementation of the ETM model. Ideal candidates have substantial public school teaching experience, experience in a supervisory role and a knowledge of curriculum design and pedagogic methodology. Favorable candidates have expertise in either choir, string orchestra or band. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must as is complete computer/technology literacy. Responsibilities Include:
- Support and mentoring of music teachers.
- Supervision and evaluation of music teachers.
- Policy compliance.
- Development and design of training materials.
- Presentation of professional development workshops to academic teachers.
- Project management.
- Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided.
The Evaluation Assistant will support the Evaluation Manager with ETM’s program research and evaluation. The position involves data management, collection, analysis and report creation (as well as related tasks). The time spent on various tasks shifts based on the phase of the evaluation, determined by the evaluation plan which is linked to the school calendar.
The position reports directly to the Evaluation Manager, working under the supervision of the Director of Development & Program Evaluation.
The Evaluation Assistant is expected to work, on average, 14-15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. The exact number of hours needed per week may fluctuate based on the project's cycle in accordance with the school year. The position will primarily work in the midtown office location and will also be expected to visit ETM partner schools located within the five boroughs of NYC.
Under the direction of the Evaluation Manager, the Evaluation Assistant will have the following primary responsibilities:
• Code, input, and clean quantitative and qualitative data
• Assist with data organization and associated administrative tasks including paper organization
• Conduct and assist with on-site in-person surveys to parents and focus groups with students, parents, and/or teachers at partner schools
• Conduct advanced-level analyses in statistical software, prepare data sets for analysis
• Contribute to evaluation reports, such as written interpretation of data results and generation of charts and graphs
Other responsibilities include:
• Consult with Evaluation Manager regarding statistical methods and analysis
• Assist with evaluation design and instrument development
• Communicate with partner school administration regarding data needs
• Attend meetings as necessary
- Bachelor’s degree in social science (sociology, education, economics, political science) or related field.
- Work experience in an office setting.
- Computer skills: Proficiency in SPSS, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
- Communication skills: Verbal and written
- Other skills: Highly organized and attentive to detail
- Specialized knowledge: Proficiency in basic-level statistics, familiarity in advanced-level statistics
- Master’s degree or pursuing a master’s degree in social science (sociology, education, economics, political science) or related field.
- One year of work experience in an office setting; work experience within a school setting.
- Computer skills: Mastery in SPSS, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; Proficiency in R, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Access
- Specialized knowledge: Proficiency in advanced-level statistics
- Occasional local travel required to visit ETM partner school locations within the five boroughs of NYC
- Hiring is contingent upon the candidate receiving security clearance from the New York City Department of Education
The Evaluation Assistant position is compensated at $16-$18/hour, commensurate with experience. Please note that this position does not provide any benefits. Work-related travel (i.e., to partner school locations) will be reimbursed.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kristen Pappas, Evaluation Manager, via our online employment application:
NO PHONE CALLS. Applications preferred by Friday, August 1st.
Education Through Music has the following full-time opening:
Education Through Music, Inc. (ETM) seeks a full-time Development Associate with exemplary organizational, communication, and editing skills to work within the development team while focusing on the areas of individual giving and institutional support. The position reports to the Director of Development & Program Evaluation and requires coordination and collaboration with multiple staff members. With the creation of this position, ETM is expanding the staff from two to three Development Associates.
• Working with Development team to strengthen individual giving program and stewardship
• Segmenting donor database, creating seasonal campaigns and targeted donor communications (snail mail and email)
• Grant proposal research and writing (foundation and corporate)
• Tracking and processing gifts, including online donations from internal and third-party sites; maintaining donor correspondence
• Preparing reports to funders (foundation and individual)
• Corresponding with Board members regarding their contact lists for various solicitation mailings
• Assisting on budgets for proposals and reports
• Collaborating on updates to template documents such as proposals, reports and letters
• Supporting and participating in fundraising strategy development
• Improving documentation of development and database procedures
• Providing support for fundraising events
• Communicating regularly with program staff and the Evaluation Manager in order to prepare accurate proposals and reports.
• Collaborating with marketing and communications staff to ensure development materials align with the organization's branding
• Providing support for general communications and website when needed
• Maintaining the contact database and email lists
• Interacting with the Board of Directors, including maintaining profiles for internal and external sources
• Office duties as required
• 2-4 years of related work experience.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Highly detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to produce clear, well-organized documents. Ability to write and edit in response to guidelines (when provided), as well as to write and edit independently.
• Experience with individual giving.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to learn new software; familiarity with database, email marketing, and publication software.
• Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a collaborative environment and be a team player, as well as to take initiative.
• Commitment to the mission of ETM.
Salary: $38,000 – 45,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance.
This position is on-site at ETM offices, 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Katherine Canning, Director of Development and Program Evaluation, via our online employment application. NO PHONE CALLS. Applications preferred by August 17, 2014.